Unfortunately, I’ve been sidelined these last few days with what started as a cold and then deteriorated into bronchitis. I finally gave in to it yesterday and went to the doctor. With the heavy duty cough syrup and antibiotic she prescribed, I should be on the mend soon. You know I was sick – I didn’t pick up my knitting needles or paintbrushes all day yesterday, sleeping most of the day away.
MY OWN MIXED MEDIA
Before my cold hit like a ton of bricks, I painted this background, getting ready for 2015’s first project.
Watercolor on wet journal paper, Dylusions large art journal
I did some playing around with my new Big Kick die cutter – which I love, by the way – using some fabric scraps I had lying around. I’m drawn to leaf shapes at the moment and here’s what they morphed into:
Cotton fabric, die cut leaf shapes, glued onto bristol artist tile, distress ink
Playing around with the size and arrangement.
Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly. Frank Tyger
ON THE NEEDLES
from Red Bird Knits
Lorna’s Laces Solemates
Several years ago I took part in Red Bird Knits sock club and received this particular sock pattern. I long ago forgot what yarn was included, but I picked up a couple of skeins of Solemate a few weeks ago and it seemed to be a great match for this pattern. Solemate is to die for, so soft! I glad I bought a second skein because I’m already thinking about my next project using it!
Our sweet Sprout turned two yesterday! All the grands are especially amazing and Miss Annabelle is no exception. In a nutshell – you always know where you stand with her. She either loves it or hates it and wants you to know it in no uncertain terms. She’s a snuggler, a giggler and has had us right where she wants us from the very minute she was born. She is a joyful blessing!
GREEN GROWING THINGS
Our flowers have never looked so good!
The Norfolk pine I’d given up for dead has come back with a vengence and has doubled in size!
I don’t know what this is called, but the hummingbirds love it!
Impatiens has nearly taken over our flower bed!
As you can tell, I can once again post photos and this makes me happy. Happy is good. Mr. Iknead was getting tired of hearing me talk ugly to my iPad.
Linking with Tami, Frontier Dreams and Ginny’s Yarn Along.
Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. Karen Clark